I never thought I would be one of those people that would be converted to face wipes from makeup remover. My Cetaphil and Lancome Bi Facil do me just fine, thank you very much. Perhaps it’s my sensitive skin, or “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, however even when I had been prompted in the past to switch over by a gift of facial wipes from my mother I just coudln’t do it. Fast forward to February, 2009. As a beauty feature for the site, I decided to put a variety of face/makeup remover wipes to the test, and note the ones that were the absolute best. They winners arose: Simple, Comodynes, and Boots, and I am now a convert.
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $6.49 (25 wipes)
For me, the Simple wipes were the safest and most versatile of the wipes, since they have already been around for a while in the U.K., is sensitive-skin friendly, and cleanses and tones in one step. Pure ingredients and no dyes or perfumes make this wipe also a big plus; I kinda feel like it reverses the impact of wearing makeup on my face all day.
COMODYNES MAKE-UP REMOVER Towlettes Face & Eyes (Sensitive & Dry Skin), $8 (20 towelettes)
I’ve tried other Comodynes products before, and have been generally pleased with the results. These wipes are similar to the Simple Wipes, but include oats to sooth sensitive and dry skin. Count me in, especially in this frigid weather!
Boots No. 7 Quick Thinking 4 In 1 Wipes, $6.99 (30 wipes, search “Boots Wipes”)
Yet another U.K. brand (I am starting to believe the U.K. are the masters of the facial wipe), the Boots wipes boast vitamin pro B5 extracts of witch hazel and fenne. The eacg wipe is also a generous size, with 30 wipes per container, making this one a good bang for the buck.